Mental health and the workplace
Being ‘mentally healthy’ means having the resilience to cope with the challenges we face on a day-to-day basis.
“Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
Whilst everybody’s emotional state fluctuates to some degree based on life events, some people find that their worries or anxieties begin interfering with their ability to function in their everyday lives (e.g. struggling to go to work, eat or sleep properly). Those who experience these issues for extended periods (a few weeks or more) may have a mental health condition and should seek support.